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AT&T OFFERS ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS LOW-COST BROADBAND THROUGH NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM

AT&T Communications | January 10, 2022

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What's the news? AT&T and Cricket Wireless opened enrollment today for the new federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which lowers the monthly cost of broadband service for eligible customers and will help close the digital divide. Congress recently created the long-term $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This investment will help ensure that substantially more ...

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ACM URGES TO SUSPEND USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION BY BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS

Association for Computing Machinery | July 01, 2020

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An Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) tech policy group today urged lawmakers to immediately suspend use of facial recognition by businesses and governments, citing documented ethnic, racial, and gender bias. In a letter (PDF) released today by the U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USTPC), the group acknowledges the tech is expected to improve in the future but is not yet “sufficiently mature” and is therefore a threat to people’s human and legal rights. “The conse...

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IN WIN FOR AMAZON, JUDGE FREEZES WORK ON PENTAGON CONTRACT

Amazon | February 14, 2020

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered a temporary halt of Microsoft's work on a $10 billion military cloud contract, a win for Amazon, which sued the U.S. government last year for awarding the contract to its rival. Amazon's lawsuit, filed in November, alleged that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the project. Amazon and Microsoft were finalists for the lucrative contract, for which Amazon was considered an early front-runner. The project, known...

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TRUMP SEEKING TO REMOVE CHINA'S INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Supply Chain Digital | May 04, 2020

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According to officials familiar with US planning, the initiative has been launched in order to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Trump has long promised to bring manufacturing back from overseas. However, with economic ruin and the increasingly high US COVID-19 death toll, it has led to a drive to transition US production and supply chain dependency away from China, even if it goes to other friendlier nations instead, according to current and former senior US administr...

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

AT&T OFFERS ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS LOW-COST BROADBAND THROUGH NEW FEDERAL PROGRAM

AT&T Communications | January 10, 2022

What's the news? AT&T and Cricket Wireless opened enrollment today for the new federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which lowers the monthly cost of broadband service for eligible customers and will help close the digital divide. Congress recently created the long-term $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This investment will help ensure that substantially more ...

Read More
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ACM URGES TO SUSPEND USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION BY BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS

Association for Computing Machinery | July 01, 2020

An Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) tech policy group today urged lawmakers to immediately suspend use of facial recognition by businesses and governments, citing documented ethnic, racial, and gender bias. In a letter (PDF) released today by the U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USTPC), the group acknowledges the tech is expected to improve in the future but is not yet “sufficiently mature” and is therefore a threat to people’s human and legal rights. “The conse...

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IN WIN FOR AMAZON, JUDGE FREEZES WORK ON PENTAGON CONTRACT

Amazon | February 14, 2020

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a temporary halt of Microsoft's work on a $10 billion military cloud contract, a win for Amazon, which sued the U.S. government last year for awarding the contract to its rival. Amazon's lawsuit, filed in November, alleged that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the project. Amazon and Microsoft were finalists for the lucrative contract, for which Amazon was considered an early front-runner. The project, known...

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TRUMP SEEKING TO REMOVE CHINA'S INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Supply Chain Digital | May 04, 2020

According to officials familiar with US planning, the initiative has been launched in order to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Trump has long promised to bring manufacturing back from overseas. However, with economic ruin and the increasingly high US COVID-19 death toll, it has led to a drive to transition US production and supply chain dependency away from China, even if it goes to other friendlier nations instead, according to current and former senior US administr...

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